Sep. 29, 2003—Vanderbilt University is leading a national study to learn about the kinds of stress youth face, and will provide an opportunity for teens to participate in a program to improve their coping skills and to avoid depression.
Sep. 25, 2003—International scholars will discuss the historic role of nationalism in the Americas and its implications for current hot button issues including globalization and immigration during a conference at Vanderbilt University Oct. 9, 10 and 11.
Sep. 25, 2003—Current and former smokers are needed for a study to determine if screening people with either spiral computerized tomography (CT ) or chest X-ray before they have symptoms can reduce deaths from lung cancer.
Sep. 25, 2003—This Saturday, Sept. 27, Vanderbilt University's Spirit of Gold Marching Band will perform a selection of Motown favorites--and feature two musicians linked to Motown's heyday--for a special halftime performance during the Commodores' game against Georgia Tech.
Sep. 25, 2003—The moral underpinnings of the U.S. Constitution, including the Supreme Court's role in protecting individual privacy rights, is the topic for the Oct. 8 installment of the "Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series. Vanderbilt Professor of Philosophy David Wood will lead the discussion, titled "The Supreme Court and the Promise of Liberty," with Rebecca Brown, a professor of law and the Allen Chair in Law at Vanderbilt.
Sep. 25, 2003—Susan Blumenthal, a leader in bringing women's health issues to the forefront of American public policy and developing the U.S. government's "From Missiles to Mammograms" program, which utilizes missile and target recognition technology to detect breast cancer, will be the first speaker in Vanderbilt University's Chancellor's Lecture Series for 2003-04.
Sep. 25, 2003—Public relations industry veteran Robert Dilenschneider will speak at Vanderbilt University on Thursday, Oct. 2, as part of the University's ongoing Chancellor's Lecture Series.
Naomi Tutu to address women’s role in resolving world conflict and achieving peace Sept. 23 at Vanderbilt University
Sep. 18, 2003—Naomi Tutu, daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will deliver a lecture titled "Women and Leadership in the New Millennium: Privilege and Peace" Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Vanderbilt University.
Sep. 18, 2003—Susan Blumenthal, a leader in bringing women's health issues to the forefront of American public policy and developing the U.S. government's "From Missiles to Mammograms" program, which utilizes missile and target recognition technology to detect breast cancer, will be the first speaker in Vanderbilt University's Chancellor's Lecture Series for 2003-04.
Sep. 18, 2003—The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University has been named the 15th best business school in the world by The Wall Street Journal, up from 26th place last year.
Sep. 18, 2003—In the 1990's some pundits were saying that all the important scientific discoveries have been made. Since then, however, astronomers have discovered that more than 95 percent of the universe is filled with stuff about which we know next to nothing.
Supernovae survey provides new clues to nature of mysterious dark energy that is pushing the universe apart
Sep. 16, 2003—Measurements of 11 exploding stars spread throughout the visible universe made by the Hubble Space Telescope confirm earlier, ground-based studies which produced the first evidence that the universe is not only expanding, but expanding at an increasing rate.
Sep. 15, 2003—The Committee for Economic Development (CED) and Vanderbilt University are co-hosting a community town-hall forum on globalization issues and their impact on the Nashville area. The invitation-only event will bring together key local globalization experts for a timely discussion of how the world economy has a direct impact on local companies and the Nashville community. The forum is part of a major project coordinated by CED with the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and their "Americans in the World" initiative. CED recently released two reports on aspects of globalization; The Role of Women in Development and Engaging the Global Enterprise. This is the second forum in a series that has included the Dallas/Fort Worth community, and an upcoming event at Duke University in Durham, N.C.
Sep. 15, 2003—Chancellor Gordon Gee and other University representatives will deliver prizes to the winners of the 2003 "Show Your Gold" contest Sept. 17 from 3 to 4:15 p.m. More than 50 merchants took part in the second annual competition, which provides a colorful way to welcome back students while promoting school spirit. The contest was open to any display of Vanderbilt spirit, including signs, banners and window decorations. One merchant was selected as the winner from each of the following areas: Midtown, Elliston, Hillsboro and West End. Winners were: Scarlett Begonia, Jimmy John's, Smack Clothing Co., J & J.'s Market and CafÈ, and Antics.
Sep. 15, 2003—Mental health professionals may be missing at least five novel mental health problems because the impact of racism is not considered when determining mental health, a new report suggests.